Another in from the cold - with snow flurries, yet!

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Another in from the cold - with snow flurries, yet!

Post  JimLewis on Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:31 pm

I thought I'd better take this flowering quince (Chinese, I think) in from the cold, too.





Wow! How the light can change when clouds scud across the sky.

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Post  marcus watts on Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:37 pm

thats really nice

cheers, Marcus

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Post  Fore on Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:10 pm

That is a beauty Jim! I hope my J. Quince will look this good one day.

And boy, this weather for you guys down south seems even a bigger problem than it is here in Chicago.

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Post  drgonzo on Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:28 pm

I especially like the crackle glaze pot with that tree. For my taste its rare to find a crackle glazed pot that looks good with a tree.
-Jay

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Post  coh on Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:44 pm

Looks nice.

Old man winter has definitely made a rare appearance for this winter! 18 F, with wind-driven snow as I type. Actually looks pretty nice outside. Gonna have to move some plants around later...

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another in from the cold snow flurries yet

Post  moyogijohn on Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:13 pm

JIM Nice tree !! we are also haveing snow and cold!! my trees in the little greenhouse are budding like crazy..what happened to the mild winter??? keep them warm..take care john

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:23 pm

Hi Jim
Again, very beautiful, just lovely. Really like your quince. ThumbsUp
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Post  JimLewis on Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:56 pm

Thanks, all. I don't have that many trees that are complimentable. <g>

Jay, I picked up several crackle glaze pots at an estate sale about 20 years ago -- all small. This one is the largest (7-8 inches diameter). Generally, I'm not wild about them, either, but they do OK with trees that have a Penjing feel to them.

We have had a VERY warm winter until now. Too much to hope that it would continue. I just wish so many of my trees weren't thinking SPRING!

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:15 pm

Here is the smallest of the crackle pots with my mame trident (also inside because of the cold). This is my favorite of the lot.


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Post  Fore on Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:02 pm

Why did you bring that one inside Jim? I don't see any budding action.

And another lovely tree and pot....another too in agreement about crackled finishes, not my favorite but it works really well here.

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Post  coh on Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:02 pm

So Jim, did you get as many "snow flurries" as we did?



Now that's what winter is supposed to look like. Finally! And yes, there is a (pre) bonsai pine in the photo (an Austrian pine planted in the ground), so it has some bonsai relevance!

Oh, I hope Jim will answer, but I'd guess he brought in the trident because it's in such a small pot, and trident roots are supposedly susceptible to freeze damage. At least, that's what I've heard.

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:43 pm

Oh, I hope Jim will answer, but I'd guess he brought in the trident because it's in such a small pot, and trident roots are supposedly susceptible to freeze damage. At least, that's what I've heard.

Yes. The pot is only 3 inches in diameter. Also because the lip overhangs the inside of the pot, I was a bit worried that expansion might crack the pot when freezing occurred.

I have 10 trees and pots of this size -- or smaller -- inside last night and tonight. Smallest is 1 inch in diameter.

And my snow vanished when it hit the ground. That's the way I like it.

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Post  marcus watts on Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:15 pm

my little trident (6" ) needed repoting so it came in - buds were extending with the tree left outside in the cold so in the garage it had to go. Gave the tree a very hard repot, 50% root reduction, and now its settled into a new pot from Gordon Hunt ceramics that picks up the texture in the rock nicely and i wired it with 1/2mm wire and a pair of pine tweezers! . I expect the tree will be left in the pot for 3 or 4 years now and i plan to let it grow about 1"-2" wider and taller in all directions over the next few years.

I sat the tree on the coffee table in the warm to do the wiring as the garage is freezing so snapped a couple of pictures



and played about with liquify on photoshop !

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:09 pm

Fun little tree!

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Post  crust on Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:48 pm

Lovely little quince--I find them irresistably precious--this one especially.

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Post  Fore on Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:35 pm

Well I have a couple Trident seedlings, 2 3/4" and 4" pots. I was told that just leave them in my hoop house protected from wind and they'd be ok. I guess I'll see come spring... But it's good to learn that Tridents roots are sensitive to cold. These are my first Tridents so I'm still learning about their growing requirements.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:36 pm

Sweet little trees Jim. The Quince has a nice windy feel to it.

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another in from the cold snow flurries yet

Post  moyogijohn on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:26 pm

JIM,,That is a nice little trident !! I just don,t know how you can find the trees you do.. The one marcus posted looks good too,,can,t tell where the pot lip ends and the soil begains !! take care john

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